ALBION — An extensive investigation into drug sales in Orleans County has resulted in 12 arrests, including one for an Akron man accused of providing drugs to a person who overdosed and died.
Orleans Major Felony Crime Task Force, Orleans Sheriff’s Department, and Albion, Medina and Holley police agencies executed nine of 12 sealed indictment warrants.
n Anthony V. Abraham, 33, of Akron. He was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment and criminally negligent homicide. Abraham is accused of providing drugs that resulted in a fatal overdose in Medina.
n Cassandra McGuire, 31, of 140 South Clinton St., Albion. She is charged with six counts each of third-degree criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.
n Johnny Sponaugle, 45, of 223 Liberty St., Batavia is charged with one count of third-degree sale and possession.
n Matthew E. Daugherty, 26, of Lockport is charged with one count of third-degree criminal sale and possession.
n Frederick M. Faro Jr., 44, of 316 West Park St., Albion is charged with fifth-degree sale and possession.
n Heather R. Conley, 32, of Medina is charged with two counts each of third-degree sale and possession.
n Gary R. Ettinger, 34, of 334 Hamilton St., Albion is charged with fifth-degree sale and possession.
n Thomas R. Brown, 54, of 1 Thomas St., Holley is charged with fifth-degree sale and possession.
n Edward P. Symonds, 55, of 1432 Oak Orchard River Rd., Waterport is charged with two counts of fifth-degree sale and possession.
All nine were arraigned in Orleans County Court and released, except for Faro, who was committed to jail with bail set at $10,000.
Task Force Supervising Officer Joseph Sacco said more arrests are pending.
Genesee County Drug Task Force and city of Batavia police assisted.